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The Sacro Monte della Santissima trinità: photos, description Sacro Monte della Santissima Trinita)

The Sacro Monte della Santissima trinità in Ghiffa on lake Maggiore is a religious complex located at the foot of Monte, Cartago. This unfinished monument of Baroque architecture was built on the model of "sacred mountains (Sacri Monti of Orta and Varese. It consists of a Church, three large chapels and two small covered gallery via Crucis depicting the Stop way of the Cross. Around in an area of 200 hectares forested nature reserve.

All three chapels built around the Church of the Holy Trinity, which in turn was built on the foundations of a medieval chapel in 1605-1617-m years. The first chapel of the Sacro Monte, built in 1647, the year devoted to the coronation of the virgin Mary. It is decorated with a graceful porch, and inside it is stored terracotta statuette of the Madonna, saints and prophets. The second chapel, built in 1659, the year in honor of St. John the Baptist, remarkable statues depicting the baptism of Christ in the waters of the Jordan river and round the cloisters. Finally, the third chapel, the most remote, was built in the early 18th century in the form of a cross and is preceded by an elegant porch. It is dedicated to Abraham, who is depicted at the moment of the worship of angels.

In a three-opening of the Church of the Sacro Monte of contains the image of the Holy Trinity. The main square is surrounded by a covered gallery, that makes stations of the Cross of Christ. It consists of 14 arched aisles with cross vaults, which support a stone column. There is a chapel of the blessed virgin Mary of Consolation. This gallery in 1824, the year was painted with frescoes.

To get to the Sacro Monte della Santissima trinità is possible on the highway from Gravellona Toce direction Verbania-Ghiffa. The nearest railway station is Verbania-Pallanza is 14 km from Ghiffa.